Netflix is a perfect way to unwind. Whether it’s rewatching your favourite show or finding a light-hearted film to distract your mind from a disastrous day, Netflix can provide the blissful escapism we sometimes all desire.
I’m unsure, however, that Netflix truly receives the credit it deserves for broadening educational horizons. Recently, I have found myself reflecting on new-found knowledge I have obtained from watching Netflix’s The Crown. Admittedly, I knew nothing about the series before watching. There was a personal preconception that it was wholly fictional and entirely unrelated to The Royal Family. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
The series, for those who are unaware, follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. On the surface, this may not have been my ‘go-to’ series but I am well and truly hooked. History interests me greatly and there are many areas within it that I yearn to explore. The Royal Family has always been an example and thanks to The Crown, I have not only discovered a series that I love but a series that is fuelling my understanding of such a prominent aspect of British culture and life. There is something quite impressive about being entertained and educated at the same time.
With season 4 of the hit series returning to Netflix next month, I have no doubt The Crown will only add to their 68 award wins. I am intrigued to see the representations of Prince Charles, the late Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher when the season airs on November 15th 2020.